Java Edition Alpha v1.0.4

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Minecraft Alpha v1.0.4
Alpha v1.0.4.png

Java Edition

Official name

Seecret Friday 4

Release date

July 9, 2010[1] (original version)
August 6, 2013 (launcher recompilation)


Client (.json)
No corresponding server

Protocol version

Data version

Other editions of 1.0.4

Alpha v1.0.4, also known as Seecret Friday 4[1], is the fourth seecret update which added winter mode, snowfall, and two new blocks.



Ice JE1 BE1.png Ice
  • Is slippery.
Snow JE1 BE1.png Snow

Body positions[edit]

World generation[edit]

Winter maps
  • Added a new map type, featuring:
    • Snowfall.
    • Blocks exposed to sky generate with a thin layer of snow and those exposed to snowfall slowly get covered by it.
    • Water exposed to snowfall generates as ice.
      • However, water found on gravel beaches is not entirely frozen upon generation.
    • Upon world creation there's a 25% chance for it to become a winter world.[2][3]


Splash screen
  • Added animated title screen.
  • Logo is now made out of stone, rather than cobblestone.



Redstone dust
  • Has been given an official name.
Redstone ore
  • Has been given an official name.
Redstone torches
  • Has been given an official name.

Non-mob entities[edit]



3 bugs fixed

  • Fixed a bug in the mob spawn code.
  • The player no longer suffocates when they ride a minecart through a two block tall space.
  • Breaking minecarts no longer freezes the game.


  1. a b "Seecret Friday 4! OooooOOOoo!" – The Word of Notch, Jul 9th, 2010
  2. Snow#History
  3. A winter world is defined by the boolean NBT-Tag "SnowCovered=1" in level.dat